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  • n. Any of the genus Phytolacca of herbaceous plants; the poke or pokeweed.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A genus of herbaceous plants, some of them having berries which abound in intensely red juice; poke, or pokeweed.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of plants, type of the order Phytolaccaceæ and tribe Euphytolacceæ, characterized by the depressed-globose berry of from five to twelve sessile carpels.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. type genus of Phytolaccaceae: pokeweed

Etymologies

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Ancient Greek  (phytos, "plant") + Italian lacca ("lac")

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